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  1. let's help stimulate the economy by boxing up some previously released titles into themed boxsets: Sony could release a Humphrey Bogart boxset with the following titles: Sahara (1943) Dead Reckoning (1947) Tokyo Joe (1949) In A Lonely Place (1950) Sirroco (1951) The Harder They Fall (1956) what about a boxset of Cary Grant from Fox that could include: Born To Be Bad (1934) I Was A Male War Bride (1949) People Will Talk (1951) Kiss Them For Me (1957) An Affair To Remember (50th Anniv. Ed.) (1957) Fox & Henry Fonda: Jesse James (1939) The Return of Frank James (1940) Immortal Sergeant (1943) The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) Daisy Kenyon (1947) A couple of Rita Hayworth Sony sets: Volume 1: Music In My Heart (1940) Angels Over Broadway (1940) You'll Never Get Rich (1941) You Were Never Lovelier (1942) Cover Girl (1944) Vol 2: Down To Earth (1947) Affair In Trinidad (1952) Pal Joey (1957) Fire Down Below (1957) They Came To Cordura (1959) Rita/Columbia Classics set: Gilda (1946) The Lady From Shanghai (1948) The Loves Of Carmen (1948) help me out...what else do you think would be a good idea??
  2. with the economy in the crapper and the studios releasing less classic product than they used to I was thinking instead of double-dipping with new editions of the same titles again and again why don't they create boxsets of previouslr-released titles to boost sales? for example: Sony could release a Humphrey Bogart boxset with the following titles: Sahara (1943) Dead Reckoning (1947) Tokyo Joe (1949) In A Lonely Place (1950) Sirroco (1951) The Harder They Fall (1956) just a simple repackaging wouldn't cost much at all and would help move some units of these over-priced single DVDs (esp. Sahara @ $27.99) even among die-hards who have yet to purchase these...
  3. another great DVD...a lot of cartoons I remembered from the early days of Cartoon Network and some I din't remember at all (good and bad): the remembered favorites: "Goonland", "Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp", and "Hello, How Am I?"" newly discovered favorites: "A Date To Skate", "Wotta Nitemare", "Plumbing Is A Pipe" skip them: "With Poopdeck Pappy" "It's The Natural Thing To Do", "Customers Wanted", "Doing Impossikible Stunts" and my 21 month old son's favorite "Never Sock A Baby" !!! If only they'd (Paramount actually, not WHV) do the same with Betty Boop & Friends...classic cartoons and classic characters (Bimbo, KoKo The Klown, Pudgie, Grampy, Whiffle Piffle and Buzzy Boop)...
  4. Pinocchio Fantasia Snow White the first three do it for me...Snow White and Pinocchio had art direction from Gustaff Tendgrenn (sp?) before he became famous for Poky Little Puppy, Saggy Baggy Elephnat, Tawny Srawny Lion, etc...also I like Mary Blair's influence on Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland...
  5. does anyone think a Edw. G. Robinson set might be on the way from Warner Bros.? we already know "Kid Galahad" (w/ Robinson, Bette Davis, and Humphrey Bogart) is on the way...we've also recently had trailers for "Confessions Of A Nazi Spy", "I Loved A Woman" and "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet"...is this wishful thinking on my part? it'd be great to think that with all the recent (official) releases from the past year "The Stranger", "The Woman In the Window", "A Bullet For Joey" (all MGM Film Noir), "Illegal", "Brother Orchid", "Smart Money" and the upcomg "Robin & The 7 Hoods" re-release (WB) that they'd deliver a tribute to this underrated actor (who also appeared in "The Cincinatti Kid", "Double Indemnity" and "The Ten Commandments") another couple of movies I'd like to see on DVD are "Larceny, Inc.", "All My Sons" and "The Sea Wolf"...
  6. Also, the WB info you placed the other day in a separate thread had already been posted about a week or so ago in the Upcoming Releases thread not to mention in another thread he had posted himself...
  7. my Joan Crawford vol. 2 box set already broke...the outer plastic shell I mean...it split from where the seams are glued halfway across the top...maybe I can exchange it...
  8. I honestly would rather pay a little extra to have something that draws my attention and protects my dvds, than to be stuck paying for a digipak case...how many people out there have young children that like to pull dvds off shelves? a broken digipak case is irreplaceable...how are we to protect our restored movies if they are covered in scratches?....not by stuffing them into binders I hope...how many people have visitors come over and their eyes are drawn towards their dvd collections? the reason for design is to make it appealing to the eyes... the least they coul've done is include a DVD insert...something that lists the features and incorporates original artwork...look at the posters for these movies....brilliant...instead we are limited to two still shots from each movie... don't get me wrong...I'm still going to buy these sets, but damn I was hoping at least they'd continue with the slimlines like they are doing for Gangsters Volume 3....
  9. man this looks like crap...so much for quality dvd design...can't get much boring than this... http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews35/joan_crawford_collection_vol._2.htm
  10. I vaguely remember seeing this on television as a youngster, but I doubt I watched all 4 hours...sounds interesting...
  11. okay so this has been bothering me for a while now and I wanted to get it off my chest...here goes: what's up with the redesigning of WB packaging??? I for one don't mind too much the slimline packaging of certain sets (Film Noir, Signature Collections) as much as others might have... I loved the original design for the "Signature Collections" which mostly drew ones attention to the signature and the photograph on the front cover of the DVD Collection...now there is a logo that features the star's name in a box...this mostly bothers me on Errol Flynn since Vol. 1 & 2 are different...I also noticed that certain titles lack the disitinctive "font" from the movie artwork that all previous WB titles featured...now there is a generic font to many of these slimline case spines...not at all attractive to display the way we could with the older releases... Bette Davis & Joan Crawford collections...while I would've preferred these to be in the signature sets from the get-go I really enjoyed the packaging on BD V1, BD V2 and JC V1, they were similar to The Thin Man, King Kong and The Marx Bros. Collections and were very attractive...now they've redesigned these volumes for re-release to match the new design for BD Vol. 3 and JC Vol. 2??? what about us die-hards that bought these collections upon their original release date?? we're screwed when it comes to aesthetic presentaion on our shelves... Warner Gangsters/Tough Guys...again the re-design for Vol. 3 (which isn't too bad compared to the originals) has lent to the redesign (and retitling of Tough Guys to Gangsters Vol. 2) which again only angers the die-hards... while I enjoyed the Tarzan packaging on Volumes 1 & 2 and am glad they included the original artwork from the movie posters into the design I don't partcularly like how it was used for the Myrna Loy/William Powell collection (limited to the disc itself)...the bland design of the TCM Presents sets doesn't really fit in with other sets that have been released...Fox's Charlie Chans, Laurel & Hardy's and Mr. Moto's look more similar to older WB DVD releases than the TCM collections do...the same could be said for the Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland Collection...while an attractive collection overall, it might've been better-looking to release a boxset with individually released DVDs (though I'm grateful that 2 different movie posters were included for each film)... these complaints bring up questions... will the Bette Davis/Joan Crawford collections be stacked DVDs or individually released discs in their own cases (slimline or not)?? does anybody know??? is the decision to release these collections without their own individual slimlines intended to deter people from selling off the titles individually on amazon, etc. as they did with the Lucy/Desi Collection, the "Bogart Sig. Coll. Vol. 2", "Lucille Ball", Thin Man, Marx Bros. or the "Legends of Horror Collection?" my main point is to ask why would you mess with perfection??? Nic
  12. all dvd's 3 for 2 (Buy 2 Get 3rd free) from now until January 7th...twice before Xmas they had 40% off boxsets...good stufff...
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  14. from Barrie Maxwell (5/22/07): Fox's future plans may include a 100th birthday celebration box set of Bette Davis films in 2008. Titles under Fox's control that could be possible inclusions are: Phone Call from a Stranger, The Star, and The Virgin Queen, as well as new editions of All About Eve and Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte. It's possible also that some of Davis's numerous late-career made-for-TV movies may be controlled by Fox, but I've not had the time to investigate them.
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